It is the Winter Solstice, Christmas is just around the corner, and two weeks ago we had five and a half inches of snow on the ground. The snow stayed for a few days and then the sunshine and mild weather, typical of our Decembers here, returned. I enjoyed the snow, mostly from the warmth and comfort of indoors, but I was very grateful when the freezing temperatures receded. And just a few days ago I rejoiced at seeing the first of our yellow daffodils as a young bud. By this morning it was blooming!
Unfortunately this little guy is rather shy and I had a rather difficult time persuading him to look at the camera.